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NABC Report 16: Agricultural Biotechnology: Finding Common International Goals (2004)

  1. Introduction
  2. Welcoming Remarks
    1. Alan Wildeman
    2. Steve Pueppke
    3. Ralph Hardy
  3. Meeting Summary
    1. Agricultural Biotechnology: Finding Common International Goals (Alan Wildeman)
  4. Breakout Sessions
    1. Summary of Discussions (Allan Eaglesham)
    2. Recommendations (Anthony M. Shelton)
  5. Modules
    1. Module I: Opening Glob
    2. al Dialogue
      1. Introductory Remarks (Helen Hambly Odame)
      1. In Search of the Right Solutions for Africa’s Development (Kanayo Nwanze, Savitri Mohapatra and Pierre-Justin Kouka)
      2. Agricultural Biotechnology: How Big Is It Globally? (Neal Van Alfen)
      3. Ever-Green Revolution and Sustainable Food Security (M.S. Swaminathan)
      4. Q & A
    1. Module II: Diminishing The Ecological Footprint
      1. Introductory Remarks (Vernon G. Thomas)
      2. The Eco-Footprint of Agriculture: A Far-from-(Thermodynamic)-Equilibrium Interpretation (William E. Rees)
      3. The Impact of Agricultural Biotechnology on Biodiversity: Myths and Facts (Klaus Ammann)
      4. Reducing the Agricultural Eco-Footprint: Reflections of a Neo-Darwinian Ecologist (David M. Lavigne)
      5. Q & A
    1. Module III: Improving Quality Of Life
      1. Introductory Remarks (Nancy Cox)
      2. How Might NGOs Handle Genetically Modified Seeds for Small Farmers in Africa? (Tom Remington and Paula Bramel)
      3. Agricultural Biotechnology and Quality of Life: What Counts as Quality? (Ruth Chadwick)
      4. How Much is the Quality of Life Being Regulated? (Joel I. Cohen and Patricia Zambrano)
      5. Q & A
    1. Module IV: Ensuring Safe And Health Food
      1. Introductory Remarks (Spencer Henson)
      2. Rice Biotechnology for Developing Countries in Asia (Edilberto D. Redona)
      3. Africa’s New Focus in Establishing Food Security (Florence M. Wambugu)
      4. The Goal Is Nutritionally Adequate Diets: How Do We Get There? (Suzanne S. Harris)
      5. Q & A
  6. Banquet And Luncheon Speakers
    1. Frankenfoods: What to do When the Devil Has All the Good Songs (Peter Calamai)
    2. Agriculture’s Future: “Reading the Tea Leaves” (John P. Oliver)
    3. Disaggregating Biotechnology and Poverty: Finding Common International Goals (Ronald J. Herring)
  7. List of Participants